Across the Preacher's Desk: In Remembrance of Me

September 19, 2019 - At the front of our auditorium at the Center Church of Christ is the “communion table”.  On the front are engraved the words of Jesus, “This do in remembrance of me”.  Wherever you find a congregation worshipping after the New Testament pattern, you will find the Lord’s table.  On every Lord’s day it is prepared for those who would remember their Lord in the way commanded by the Lord Himself.  There is nothing that could be more simple, or more human than this appointment.  Jesus requests that His disciples make the simple act of eating and drinking the occasion for remembering Him each week.

In our home, we have a special drawer in our kitchen that we refer to as the “junk drawer”.  You probably have one too.  In that drawer is an old baby food can, open on one end with a knife slit in the other end.  To the uneducated it is simply an old worthless can.  To me, it is a valuable treasure.  That old can was grandmother Perkins’ biscuit cutter.  To me, it is a treasured remembrance of priceless value.

Just like I have my old baby food can, you have your keepsakes and remembrances and they are of priceless value to you. Yet, how much value do we place on the remembrance of Jesus?  When we fail to assemble on the Lord’s Day, we say to the world and Christ who died for us that it means nothing to us.  Paul would write,  “As oft as ye eat this bread and drink this cup ye do show forth the Lord’s death till he come.”

It’s something to think about…..tbp

Join us for worship this coming Lord’s day at the Center Church of Christ. 110 Hurst Street, Center, Texas